The Icon Back System Low is an ideal lightweight solution for users needing lower trunk support and the full adjustment capability of a larger style of back. The upper body is unimpeded, which allows full range motion of the upper body and trunk, and improves Activities of Daily Living. The shell curves around the sides of the body for mild lateral support, while the accompanying enhanced rollover cushion protects the user and provides maximum comfort. The Icon hardware also provides a wide range of seat depth adjustment, without any need for special, extra length parts. Posterior seat depth can be increased or anterior depth decreased by reversing the hardware.
Operating the system is as easy as opening the caps and sliding the back support out of the hardware. The caps stay in an open position until the back is removed, making it simple to remove the support with one hand or limited dexterity. The hardware guides the back support into position with minimal effort and the caps locks securely into place. Orange safety markings alert the user that a cap is open and not in the locked position. Only two parts are needed for the system to be attached to the wheelchair – all other hardware components are pre-installed.
The Icon Back System features an innovative rollover cushion to protect the user from contact with the edge of the shell during extension or weight shifting activities. The cushion is secured inside the cover so it stays in place. Special padding in the cover provides extra protection.
The Icon Back System incorporates a Varilite air-foam floatation cushion. Sculpted foam fits the shell contour without bunching. Multi-stiffness foam is thickest along the vertebral column. Soft foam protects the sensitive areas of the spine while firmer foam supports the sides of the trunk. A two-way air valve allows air in and out of the cushion for a custom fit and adjustable comfort.
The Spacer knit fabric on the outside of the cover increases airflow between the user and the back support. Reticulated foam sewn under the spacer knit fabric provides additional air exchange plus pressure distribution. The Icon Back System cover meets ISO 7176-16 ignition resistance standard for upholstered wheelchair components.